TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0764549707
ISBN-13: 9780764549700
Edition: 2004
Authors: C. C. Edwards
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Description: Would you order a multi-course gourmet buffet and just eat salad? If you have a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator, you have a veritable feast of features and functions at your fingertips, but chances are you don't take full advantage of them. This  More...

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Would you order a multi-course gourmet buffet and just eat salad? If you have a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator, you have a veritable feast of features and functions at your fingertips, but chances are you don't take full advantage of them. This friendly guide will help you explore your TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator and use it for all it's worth, and that's a lot. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions plus screen shots, TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies shows you how to: Perform basic arithmetic operations Use Zoom and panning to get the best screen display Use all the functions in the Math menu, including the four submenus: MATH, NUM, CPS, and PRB Use the fantastic Finance application to decide whether to lease or get a loan and buy, calculate the best interest, and more Graph and analyze functions by tracing the graph or by creating a table of functional values, including graphing piecewise-defined and trigonometric functions Explore and evaluate functions, including how to find the value, the zeros, the point of intersection of two functions, and more Draw on a graph, including line segments, circles, and functions, write text on a graph, and do freehand drawing Work with sequences, parametric equations, and polar equations Use the Math Probability menu to evaluate permutations and combinations Enter statistical data and graph it as a scatter plot, histogram, or box plot, calculate the median and quartiles, and more Deal with matrices, including finding the inverse, transpose, and determinant and using matrices to solve a system of linear equations Once you discover all you can do with your TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator, you'll find out how to make it do more! This guide shows you how to download and install the free TI Connect software to connect your calculator to your computer, and how to link it to other calculators and transfer files. It shows you how to help yourself to more than 40 applications you can download from the TI Web site, and most of them are free. You can choose from Advanced Finance, CellSheet, that turns your calculator into a spread sheet, NoteFolio that turns it into a word processor, Organizer that lets you schedule events, create to-do lists, save phone numbers and e-mail addresses, and more. Get this book and discover how your TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator can solve all kinds of problems for you.

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You're Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Making Friends with the Calculator
Coping with the Basics
When to Change the Batteries
Turning the Calculator On and Off
Using the Keyboard
Accessing the Functions in Yellow
Using the Alpha key to write words
Using the Enter key
Using the X, T, [Theta], n key
Using the Arrow keys
What Is the Home Screen?
The Busy Indicator
Editing Entries
Using Menus
Accessing a menu
Scrolling a Menu
Selecting Menu Items
Setting the Mode
Using the Catalog
Doing Basic Arithmetic
Entering and Evaluating Expressions
Important Keys
Order of Operations
Using the Previous Answer
Recycling the Last Entry
Storing Variables
Combining Expressions
Advanced Functions, Complex Numbers, and Solving Equations
The Math and Angle Menus
The Math Menu and Submenus
Using Math menu functions
Inserting a Math menu function
The Math MATH submenu
The Math NUM submenu
The Angle Menu
Converting degrees to radians
Converting radians to degrees
Converting between degrees and DMS
Entering angles in DMS measure
Overriding the mode of the angle
Dealing with Complex Numbers
Setting the Mode
Using Complex Numbers
The Math CPX Submenu
Finding the conjugate of a complex number
Finding the real or imaginary part of a complex number
Finding the polar angle and modulus (magnitude) of a complex number
Converting between rectangular and polar form
Solving Equations
Using the Equation Solver
Set the mode
Enter or edit the equation to be solved
Assign values to variables
Define the solution bounds
Guess a solution
Solve the equation
Finding Multiple Solutions
Dealing with Finances
Finding the Best Deal
Finding the Best Interest Rate
Finding the effective rate
Finding the nominal rate
Leasing versus Borrowing
Loans and Mortgages
Using the TVM Solver
Using a TVM Value
Finding Principal and Interest
Finding the Balance
Savings and Investments
Reaching Financial Goals
Finding Future Value of Money
Finding Present Value of Money
Graphing and Analyzing Functions
Graphing Functions
Entering Functions
Graphing Functions
Graphing Several Functions
Is Your Graph Accurate?
Piecewise-Defined Functions
Graphing Trig Functions
Viewing the Function and Graph on the Same Screen
Saving and Recalling a Graph
Exploring Functions
Using Zoom Commands
Tracing a Graph
Displaying Functions in a Table
Clearing a Table
Viewing the Table and the Graph on the Same Screen
Evaluating Functions
Finding the Value of a Function
Finding the Zeros of a Function
Finding Min & Max
Finding Points of Intersection
Finding the Slope of a Curve
Evaluating a Definite Integral
Drawing on a Graph
Drawing Lines, Circles, Tangents, and Functions on a Graph
Drawing line segments
Drawing horizontal and vertical lines
Drawing circles on a graph
Drawing tangents on a graph
Drawing functions on a graph
Drawing the inverse function
Shading Between Functions
Writing Text on a Graph
Freehand Drawing on a Graph
Erasing Drawings
Saving Graphs and Drawings
Sequences, Parametric Equations, and Polar Equations
Graphing Sequences
Entering a Sequence
Graphing Sequences
Graphing Several Sequences
Saving a Sequence Graph
Drawing on a Sequence Graph
Exploring Sequences
Exploring Sequence Graphs
Using ZOOM in Sequence mode
Tracing a sequence
Displaying Sequences in a Table
Clearing a User-Defined Table
Viewing the Table and the Graph on the Same Screen
Evaluating Sequences
Parametric Equations
Entering Parametric Equations
Graphing Parametric Equations
Graphing several equations
Using ZOOM commands
Saving a parametric graph
Tracing a parametric graph
Displaying Equations in a Table
Clearing a user-defined table
Viewing the table and the graph on the same screen
Evaluating Parametric Equations
Finding Derivatives
Polar Equations
Converting Coordinates
Entering Polar Equations
Graphing Polar Equations
Graphing several equations
Using ZOOM commands
Saving a polar graph
Tracing a polar graph
Displaying Equations in a Table
Clearing a user-defined table
Viewing the table and the graph on the same screen
Evaluating Polar Equations
Finding Derivatives
Probability and Statistics
Probability
Permutations and Combinations
Generating Random Numbers
Generating random integers
Generating random decimals
Dealing with Statistical Data
Entering Data
Deleting and Editing Data
Creating User-Named Data Lists
Using Formulas to Enter Data
Saving and Recalling Data Lists
Sorting Data Lists
Analyzing Statistical Data
Plotting One-Variable Data
Constructing a histogram
Constructing a box plot
Plotting Two-Variable Data
Tracing Statistical Data Plots
Analyzing Statistical Data
One-variable data analysis
Two-variable data analysis
Regression Models
Dealing with Matrices
Creating and Editing Matrices
Defining a Matrix
Editing a Matrix
Displaying Matrices
Augmenting Two Matrices
Copying One Matrix to Another
Deleting a Matrix from Memory
Using Matrices
Matrix Arithmetic
Finding the Determinant
Solving a System of Equations
Communicating with PCs and Other Calculators
Communicating with a PC with TI Connect
Downloading TI Connect
Installing and Running TI Connect
Connecting Calculator and PC
Transferring Files
Upgrading the OS
Communicating Between Calculators
Linking Calculators
Transferring Files
Transferring Files to Several Calculators
The Part of Tens
Ten Great Applications
Ten Great Applications
Downloading an Application
Installing an Application
Eight Common Errors
Using [characters not reproducible] Instead of [characters not reproducible] to Indicate That a Number Is Negative
Indicating the Order of Operations Incorrectly by Using Parentheses
Improperly Entering the Argument for Menu Functions
Entering an Angle in Degrees While in Radian Mode
Graphing Trigonometric Functions While in Degree Mode
Graphing Functions When Stat Plots Are Active
Graphing Stat Plots When Functions or Other Stat Plots Are Active
Setting the Window Inappropriately for Graphing
Eleven Common Error Messages
Argument
Bad Guess
Data Type
Dim Mismatch
Domain
Invalid
Invalid Dim
No Sign Chng
Singular Mat
Syntax
Window Range
Index

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